Student Activities

Young Professionals’ Lunch

Tuesday, July 26, 12:00 - 13:20, Room 14

As part of the Student activities, IGARSS 2011 is organizing a “Young Professionals” luncheon. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 between 12:00 and 14:00 and will be open by registration to students. Only a very limited number of tickets will be available. The lunch will provide a forum of discussion between current students and GOLD members (Graduates of the Last Decade) on career paths, skill sets beneficial to secure employment in the geosciences and remote sensing industries, as well as professional development opportunities. The event will also include invited guests selected from among the GRSS professionals with extensive careers in the field. This is the fourth event of its kind at IGARSS, having received very strong reception in Boston, Cape Town and Honolulu. Join GOLD members to network in an informal setting. The nominal charge for this event is only partially covering the food costs. Space is very limited, so please register early!

Student Paper Prize Competition

All IEEE student members were invited and encouraged to enter the IGARSS Student Paper Prize Competition. Ten finalists have been selected by a committee to present their papers during a special session at the symposium in Cape Town. Three prizes will be presented: First Prize (Mikio Takagi Student Prize) US$1000, Second Prize US$750, Third Prize US$500, plus certificates for each. Following the special session at IGARSS, a complimentary ticket to the GRSS Annual Awards Banquet will be given to all ten finalists.